colin vearncombeYou may have read recently that Colin Vearncombe (aka Black), the man behind classic hits Wonderful Life and The Sweetest Smile was involved in a horrific traffic accident near Cork airport on 10th January.

He was placed in an induced coma and was in a critical condition.

Unfortunately, things have not improved and scans have revealed that the injuries to his brain are far worse that originally feared and he has only a slim chance of pulling through. He is currently in a stable condition with his family at his side.

A statement on his website states: “More scans are scheduled for Friday morning, however it is clear that if we are going to see an improvement, we will need a miracle. Colin’s wife Camilla has asked that anyone who wants to, to send collective healing and positive energy to Colin particularly between 12:00 and 14:00 GMT, today, Wednesday 20th in the hope of the miracle we need. If you miss this time, no matter – your thoughts are still very welcome.

We understand that you may wish to send some token of your love, however, the hospital is unable to accept flowers or gifts.

Please leave any messages on the Facebook page or at or send more private thoughts via email to We will pass them on to Colin and the family as soon as it’s appropriate.

We would ask that the family are given space to deal with these difficult times in private.”

Everyone at Louder Than War would like to pass on their love to Colin and his family and sincerely hope that the condition of this very talented man improves.

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Born and bred in Lancashire, currently residing in the Rossendale Valley. Father, Husband, Blogger, Home-Brewer, Poet, Chicken-Keeper, Tweeter, Socialist - @hiapop. Keen to be green. Childhood ambitions to be a pop-star thwarted due to being unable to sing. Instead, began listening to music of every type. Everything deserves one listen, but, not necessarily a second. Only (ex-Community) DJ to ever play Nat ‘King’Cole followed by Nine Inch Nails, and, eat Fish and Chips live on air.


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